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Grandmother killed in Merced County crash identified, coroner says

The grandmother killed this week in a Los Banos-area crash that also took the lives of two of her grandchildren has been identified, according to the Merced County Coroner’s Office.The woman was killed Tuesday when a 2011 Freightliner driven by 56-year-old Braulio Martinez of Ontarioslammed into the

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-07-18 11:40:00

Stanislaus County auto theft suspects (7-21-18)

CHARGES: Carjacking, evading peace officer, obstruction of justice, drug possession, probation violation

MODESTO BEE - 2018-07-19 09:26:00

Bay Area man accused of killing woman, dumping body in Merced to face trial, says judge

A Bay Area man was ordered by a Merced County judge Wednesday to stand trial on charges he murdered a woman and dumped her body in a trash bin at a Merced shopping center last year.But defendant William Li’s attorney said while there was evidence his client may have moved the body of 30-year-old Lij

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-07-18 21:01:00

Nutria pose ‘triple threat’ to state

A large, destructive rodent once declared eradicated in California has resurfaced, posing a threat to the state’s levees, wetlands and agricultural industry.The discovery of nutria in 2017 has prompted an all-out, high-stakes eradication campaign led by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife -

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2018-07-19 18:24:00

On giant rodents, summer heat and the local cannabis debate....

• Ever heard of nutria?Me either, until checking into reports that the large, extremely destructive rodents had taken up residence in our area of the San Joaquin Valley.What I learned, courtesy of state Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Peter Tira, is that nutria are present, that they do indeed pose m

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2018-07-19 18:13:00

Newman Police: Vehicle recovery leads to arrest

VandalismPolice said a 2014 BMW was reportedly vandalized in the 700 block of Driskell Avenue. The incident was reported July 13. The windshield was damaged and paint scratched, according to police reports. The damage was estimated at $700.Vehicle recovery, arrest

WESTSIDECONNECT.COM - 2018-07-19 17:54:00

Lawson, Ona lead Lake Elsinore to 4-1 win over Modesto

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) -- Jorge Ona hit a two-run home run and had two hits, and Reggie Lawson allowed just six hits over seven innings as the Lake Elsinore Storm defeated the Modesto Nuts 4-1 on Wednesday.Lawson (6-3) picked up the win after he struck out six and walked two while allowing one r

SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-07-19 03:35:19

Patterson Man Dies In Fatal Collision On I-680

MILPITAS (BCN)A 42-year-old man who died in a crash on northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Milpitas on Tuesday night has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as Patterson resident Froylan Andrade Serrano.His loved ones shared memories of him on social media, rememberi

SFGATE - 2018-07-19 20:28:01

Manhunt on in west Modesto after suspects fire at police during a vehicle pursuit

Law enforcement officers escaped injury Wednesday night as suspects shot at them during a pursuit in west Modesto.Officers from multiple agencies are currently engaged in a large search for the suspects following the incident that began at 10:20 p.m.The area of the search is around Sutter and Rouse

MODESTO BEE - 2018-07-18 23:46:00

Cuteness overload! Merced Applegate Park Zoo has twin fawns

The Applegate Park Zoo recently had babies born in one of its enclosures for the first time in 20 years, if not ever, according to staffers.The zoo took in a mule deer, which they named Lilly, from a neighborhood in Copperopolis, according to Donna McDowell, the head keeper. The deer was too friendl

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2018-07-18 16:35:00

Terrified Woman Runs Into Gas Station Begging For Help, Then Clerk Sees 4 Thugs Right Behind Her

Usually, when Savannah Pritchett goes to work at the Triple R Gas and Mart in Waterford, California, she spends her hours ringing up customers, stocking shelves, and cleaning the bathrooms. She had no idea her job description would include “saving lives.”


Delhi man convicted for critically injuring sisters in Turlock crash

A Delhi man has been convicted for a Turlock crash that critically injured two little girls, including a kindergartner who now is a quadriplegic.Jorge Tello on Friday pleaded guilty to a felony charge of reckless driving causing serious injuries, according to Deputy District Attorney John R. Mayne,

MODESTO BEE - 2018-07-18 15:44:00

Leader of cartel that reached Stanislaus, Merced, San Joaquin gets 20 years in prison

A San Joaquin County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in leading a large drug-trafficking operation that included substantial marijuana grows in Stanislaus County, according to the California Department of Justice.Francisco Felix, 45, of Mountain House “coordinated the smugg


Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County Thursday Updates

July 19, 2018 - The Ferguson Fire is burning on the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County.Estimated 21, 041 Acres

GOLDRUSHCAM.COM - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

In Merced, Turlock police arrest convicted child sex offender on new charges

Turlock police are working to find any other possible victims of a convicted child sex offender they arrested in Merced County on Monday.Jeffrey Todd Eastman, 36, was arrested on warrants tied to five felony counts all of a sexual nature with children, Turlock Police Department spokesman Sgt. Russel


Police responding to emergency involving a car crash at Kaiser Hospital

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KTVU)- Santa Rosa police are responding to an emergency involving an oxygen tanker truck that crashed into Kaiser Hospital around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The tanker is leaking some type of liquid according to CHP.The entire Kaiser North campus on Old Redwood Highway has been evacuat

BAYINSIDER - 2018-07-18 23:20:00

Car Problems? Modesto K9 Officers Say This Isn’t What It Looks Like

The reason? It comes down to the car’s air conditioner, which has to work extra hard when temperatures soar into the 100s like they have been recently.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-07-18 13:39:06

Five people, including 2 children, killed in crashes in Merced County, CHP says

Five people were killed in two separate accidents involving big rigs on Interstate 5 near Los Banos early Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.The driver of a 2011 Freightliner, 56-year-old Braulio Martinez of Ontario, failed to stop his big rig as traffic slowed near an unrelated acc


She’s taken down suspects and drug traffickers, Merced CHP says. Her nose led the way

More than 1,000 poundsof methamphetamine, $3 million inseizures of drug cashand 55 arrests. Those are just some of the statistics Merced area K-9 Laika boasts as she coasts into retirement.She, of course, wasn’t the one boasting Tuesday. But, her longtime partner, Officer S. Kensey, said she racked


Cal Poly Revokes Scholarship from Wrestler Filmed at Pro-Trump Rally Shouting Anti-Gay Slur: WATCH - Towleroad Gay News

Cal Poly has revoked the scholarship of a wrestler who was captured shouting an anti-gay slur at a pro-Trump counter-protest of the Families Belong Together march in Modesto, California on June 30.The wrestler, Bronson Harmon, was filmed carrying a Trump sign and gives the finger to Abdul Lasaing, w

TOWLEROAD - 2018-07-18 12:08:40